Tuesday, November 29
Welcome to my workspace.
Nothing special, two monitors, two keyboards, two mice, speakers, transistor reference books, folders brimming with catalogue pages newsletters and other assorted information.
Lately i've been busy trying to put together the newsletter. As i've never had any expereince creating pdf's i'm not the fastest in creating them, although i do think i'm doing a pretty decent job (at least it doesn't look like shit).
I haven't heard any news on the whereabouts of my missing wallet, i'm hoping it turns up.
Just the other day i managed to purchase another book off ebay it was John Norman's Beasts of Gor (#12 in the series), which means i have all of the books in the series up to #21. I am now only missing Dancer of Gor (#22), Vagabonds of Gor (#24), Magicians of Gor (#25), and Witness of Gor (#26). Now you have to admit that i've got a pretty damn good collection for a series that's been out of print for some years now.
I gotta go finish watching this dvd, i'm in the middle of series 3 of The Slayers (yes it's probably starting to look like i'm addicted, im not really) so i'm out, till next time.
Monday, November 28
Saturday, November 26
(Just came across this pic in my random searches, here's the original source )
Anyway, im stuck at work at the moment, i'm waiting for one of the guys to finish in a meeting so i can hassle him for the images i need so i can finish up the newsletter i am working on. I managed to prepare all the pictures i had available, set up a layout and begin putting together the final copy but their meeting is taking too long (what's the bet they'll have another meeting straight after this one). Ok i gotta get back to work or i'll be here all day.
Alright so I'm on season two of the slayers and it's really good. Although for some reason they seem to enjoy regularly dressing up their male characters in drag (????). I'm a big fan of fantasy (magic & dragons and all that) so this show is perfect. It also throws in the necessary amount of humour so as not to get boring. For example I just got to watch the main character Lina Inverse casting her signature move while wearing a cute horsey outfit. Or when they attempt to cast an divine protection spell they discovered in a temple, they wore the ceremonial outfit's and sung the words of the prayer while performing the movements as directed, only to discover that they had just sung and danced in a cute costume for nothing as they had found a book of tributary songs and dances (although the songs did sound like Japanese pop songs).
Ok I'm dying to move already (I haven't even been told when I can move into my new place, the previous owner is taking his time) I am sick of apartments I want a house already. I'm going to kill someone if I don't move soon. My current place is too overcrowded with all of my possessions e.g my arcade cabinet for use in MAME project, it's currently empty but as soon as i bust open the front doors, because of missing key i need to pop the locks, it will hopefully become a fully working mame cabinet + Jukebox. I intend to make it so i can hook up some good speakers and show it off at any party i throw (Good for music and late night drunken Mortal Kombat matches).
So i got a party to go to tomorrow night, it's a 21st for a girl i went to high school with and she has invited other people from school as well. So i get to try and show up a few dickheads i went to school with, sounds like a good night to me. I wonder if anyone else from my class has done anything with their lives? Or if they followed the general trend of my school and became dropouts (there were 37 people in my yr12 class, honestly). It is annoying that it starts at six but it's about an hour away from my place by public transport + i don't finish work till 4:00 + it takes about 30mins to walk home from work + i'll need a shower before heading out (not as bad as a metro but i do like to look good so i'm not the quickest getting ready) = Looks like i'll be late (Lucky the invitation says 6-late).
Ok it's 1:28 and i gotta be at work tommorrow so i should finish up.
Oh and respect for google's dictatorship over all knowledge. HEIL GOOGLE.
Thursday, November 24
I've had a lot happening this last week or so. So there really hasn't been alot of time to post anything. But anyway it's about time for an update.
At work they have me working on a newsletter for our iPod accessories. I've got most of the info gathered, i just have to fix-up the pic's and prepare it all in a pdf to send away for printing. Although it takes a while to get all of that done when you have to answer the phones and update the website with new information as well as place orders for stock and take fax/email orders/enquiries.
Oh yeah, i've found a new place to live so i can finally move out of this accursed hell hole. The new place actually has a backyard so Emma is going to love it, plus the place is huge (and it's all mine). So hopefully i'll be there within the next month.
I finished with the nadesico series i was watching and started with 'the slayers' i'm already up to series 2. It's really good, i was in the mood for some fantasy and this has been a good fix.
So your probably wondering what's with the pic? not much really just saw a white (jack russel x mini foxy) puppy and was so tempted to buy it, she was sooo cute. But my emmy would get jealous if i brought another dog home. anyway it's late i'm tired and i have got to get some sleep before i pass out.
Friday, November 11
Jesus christ! I mean isn't this place a shit heap. Yes that is were a live, don't you just how drab and unimpressive it is. Just thought i'd give an update on things, i mentioned in an earlier post about my pets, we'll things have changed i no longer have mortisha i managed to get my ex to take her back and missy has been soo much happier since (she even put on some weight). I'm down to one rat, as Madeline died. I've given up trying to find a new job for the time being (as long as things keep up where i am) So i'd only be willing to move for more money + less hours. Also recently i got the shits with my half organized music connection and found a link to this excellent advice on how to 'Tidy up your iTunes collection' and did what they recommended and have cleaned up my collection about 70% so far i've still got about half of the album covers to download but i'm almost there. God damn i'm jealous of these dickheads getting their cars hooked up on 'Pimp My Ride' (first night being shown here in Aus) i don't even have a car and these guys are getting the most insane things and it doesn't cost them anything. Damn i would kill for just one of those cars (If only i had my license).
Thursday, November 10
On the otherhand during the daylight it is quite a nice little cemetary (despite a few random acts of vandalism) plus emma loves to run around up there. Anyway i've gotten on with watching Nadesico, i'm actually watching the last disc as we speak. After that i've only got Nadesico: The Movie to watch. then maybe it's time for a break from anime (just for a little while).
Lately i've been playing around with all these new Web 2.0 sites available i won't try and explain that for you just check The Web 2.0 Wiki if you want to know anything. Some of the best examples of Web 2.0 are Flickr and Del.icio.us It's got alot to do with user opinions and tagging, simply put if you see some info that isn't there, just add it for anyone else who has the same problem as you. Of course there will always be some dumbarse who want's to mess things up, but thanks to recent upgrades (in the good sites) moderators can just roll back to the last good entry. Im feeling a bit tired so i better go get some sleep already.
Monday, November 7
Yes it is coming, December the 25th, The 'Great' strain put on the avaerage bank account is about ready to come. Some of you have already started preparing with your shopping and all that stuff, me... well i have this USB powered christmas tree connected to my pc that flashes red/yellow. You know your all jealous of my tree. Now it's probably time to start preparing my funds so i can acually buy presents this year. Now on the other side of things i've been reading into current internet standards and found some info on Web 2.0 and found it interesting, supposedly i am already using it (this blog is an example of Web 2.0). Essentially it means your site uses features such as CSS, XML, RSS, etc. While CSS and XML have already been in use for some time RSS is a more recent emergence allowing people to subscribe to online syndications e.g. blog posts, news reports, weather updates, and even more recently video and audio. For more info check theWeb 2.0 Wiki I found it really informative + it had some helpful links. Anyway it's getting late and i got the entire series of Nadesico: Martian Successor to get through and i'm only up to episode 5.
Friday, November 4
Am i the only person who thinks this guy must have been brilliantly smashed when he parked this one, either that or the dickhead was locked in the parking lot after staying at the club too late drinking then decided he'd drive over the wall.